10,797 drivers with fewer than two years’ experience lost their licences in 2012 a Freedom of Information request to the DVLA has found. Drivers who receive six or more points within the first two years of driving automatically have their licence revoked.
More than half of the licences revoked were found without insurance, with speeding being the second most common cause. Approximately 0.6% of licences were revoked as a result of driving under the influence of drink or drugs.
Scott Pendry of the Association of British Insurers said that uninsured drivers are much easier to catch hence being the reason for most of the licences being revoked. Road Safety charity Brake has expressed concern in these figures stating that it seeks to protect new drivers by educating them in the risks of driving uninsured.